Fujitsu’s supercomputer in the cloud could be able to solve some of space’s mysteries

Space exploration is already benefiting from Fujitsu’s upcoming high-performance computing (HPC) cloud.

With Fujitsu’s large-scale electromagnetic wave simulation, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) evaluated the X-ray spectrometer XRISM’s radio wave intensity using the space agency’s imaging satellite.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) allegedly used Fujitsu’s technology to create an experiment setting that simulated outer space observation circumstances and conduct assessments that could not be completed using standard computer technologies.

What is the significance of this?

For consumers in a wide range of industries, electromagnetic interference between electronic components and communications equipment may be a concern.

Using typical approximation techniques, Fujitsu maintains, it is impossible to accurately simulate complicated and large-scale electromagnetic wave issues.

However, utilising the HPC approach, JAXA was able to demonstrate that the radio wave intensity in XRISM’s X-ray spectrometer is at a level that does not affect the satellite’s observation capability even in orbit.

Associate professor Masahiro Tsujimoto of the JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science says that this is a significant advancement in satellite architecture. This simulation was critical in quantifying unknown hazards and verifying the design’s validity for the XRISM satellite project.


A satellite may be beyond your financial means, but you may be able to purchase the technology that goes into it.

A subscription to the cloud computing service will cost Japanese readers between 400 and 8,000 per month when it opens later this year.

Fukuku in Kobe, Japan’s most powerful supercomputer, is powered by Arm-based Arm-based architecture, which will be made available to customers through the cloud, aptly named Fujitsu Computing as a Service.